Ten days ago Stephen and I celebrated one year of marriage on June 18th, and we honored that milestone by fulfilling a dream that both of us have had of eating at the Signature Room on the 95th floor the John Hancock Building in Chicago. We both have enjoyed drinks and desserts in the Signature Lounge, one floor up (which has an amazing view from the ladies bathroom); however, we had always looked down on the Signature Room with a bit of desire to try that expensive restaurant.
Since we have a baby on the way, we decided that this should be the year that we take the plunge and try the Signature Room. After driving downtown Chicago, parking, and getting our bearings, we walked over to the Original Cupcake bakery, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and both picked out our favorite cake. We hadn’t saved the top of our wedding cake (we ate it our first month! Check out this blog post: Why You Should Eat the Top of Your Wedding Cake the Month After Your Wedding ), so we tried their pineapple upside down cake and their chocolate marshmallow cupcakes!
Then it was time to head up to the Signature Room with the “rocket” elevator that takes you 95 floors in about a minute. We were seated by the northern view of Chicago:
Our scallops and lamb made the expense and time to get there worth it!
Since we told them it was our anniversary, they surprised us with this:
We dreamed about the future was we ate and enjoyed the view; the mixture of people from all over the world in the restaurant made the time even more unique and treasureable.
A year into marriage, and I’ve never been as pushed so far or loved so deeply as I have this year; I’m so thankful for Stephen!
P.S. The book that has helped us the most this year is the
Life Application Study Bible: New Living Translation
Check it out!